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Coronavirus in Africa: 50 infected countries, 4 virus-free, over 6,700 cases

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There are now more than over 6,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

According to the latest data by the Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. The whole of Africa has rising cases with a handful of countries holding out.

We shall keep updating this list which will be put in sub-continental blocs: East, West, Central, southern and North Africa. All statistics are sourced from Africa CDC updates, from the John Hopkins University and from official government data.

The classifications are based on where the countries are located especially in the case of countries that belong to two different blocs, like Tanzania in East Africa, despite belonging to EAC and SADC.

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Major stats as at April 2

Confirmed cases = 6,737
Number of deaths = 251
Recoveries = 525
Infected countries = 50
Virus-free countries = 4

North Africa

  • Algeria – 847
  • Egypt – 779
  • Libya – 10
  • Morocco – 638
  • Tunisia – 394

Virus-free = None

West Africa

  • Benin – 13
  • Burkina Faso – 282
  • Cape Verde – 6
  • The Gambia – 4
  • Ghana – 195
  • Guinea – 30
  • Guinea-Bissau – 9
  • Ivory Coast – 190
  • Liberia – 6
  • Mauritania – 6
  • Mali – 31
  • Nigeria- 174
  • Niger – 74
  • Senegal – 190
  • Sierra Leone – 2
  • Togo – 36

Virus-free = Zero

Central Africa

  • Cameroon – 233
  • Central African Republic – 6
  • Chad – 7
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 22
  • DR Congo – 123
  • Equatorial Guinea – 15
  • Gabon – 18

Virus-free = Sao Tome and Principe

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Southern Africa

  • Angola – 8
  • Botswana – 4
  • Eswatini – 9
  • Madagascar – 57
  • Malawi – 3
  • Mozambique – 10
  • Namibia – 14
  • South Africa – 1,380
  • Zambia – 36
  • Zimbabwe – 8

Virus-free = Comoros, Lesotho

East Africa / Horn of Africa

  • Burundi – 2
  • Djibouti – 33
  • Eritrea – 18
  • Ethiopia – 29
  • Kenya – 81
  • Mauritius – 161
  • Rwanda – 82
  • Seychelles – 10
  • Somalia – 5
  • Sudan – 7
  • Tanzania – 20
  • Uganda – 44

Virus-free = South Sudan